Sunday, 7 September 2014
At the beginning of the week I went to Go Ape at Buxton with my daughter. For anyone who hasn't heard of it, it's a tree top adventure where you cross from tree to tree by different methods, go down zip wires and swing into cargo nets. We've been to the one at Sherwood Forest before, so knew what to expect, although all the courses around the country are different.
You're kitted out with a harness and have a full safety briefing before you're sent off on your own.
Here's my daughter on a few of the crossings
This stirrups one was slow going because with them being on long ropes, as soon as you put your foot in one it sent it away and you did the splits! It was very tiring trying to hold the ropes as close to your body as possible to minimise that, although you got the knack eventually.
Some of them like this next one, you're supposed to do without holding on to anything, which is pretty scary because they wobble about quite a bit
I managed to land on my feet at the end of all the zip wires, except the last one where I came in backwards and got pockets full of bark chippings!
I can highly recommend it, and the one at Buxton is only a 20 minute walk from the train station so very handy.